We Need a Hero!  A Gallery of Superheroes Created by UW Students

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poised to save the world from bigotry, hatred, and environmental catastrophe!

Creative teams in "Heroines & Heroes" (German 285/ C LIT 251) worked together to produce three exciting installments in their heroes' adventures:  an Exploit; an Origin Story; and a "Going Dark" episode. While doing so, they thought critically about the roles heroes play in our lives and about how the logic of representation in various media determines what heroes mean to us. 

During the course, students studied heroes such as Ms. Marvel, Achilles, Odysseus, Antigone, Jesus, Satan, the Buddha, the Black Doctor, Winnetou, Wonder Woman (and other Amazonian Warrior Princesses), Mulan, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They also wrote an essay in three installments (Admiration; Identification; Critique) about their own personal heroes.